Chains symbolize the logical order of events. In this sense, the dream invites you to look at the past in order to solve present and future problems. If you dream that you are chained, however, it means that an internal aspect of yourself is being retained. You must set it free so it can express itself. If it is someone else who is chained, then you have to find out what aspect of the character that person represents. Similarly, if it is an animal, you have to ask yourself what aspect of your nature you are repressing. If it is a bull it might be your sexuality; if a dog, it may be your fury; and if it is an elephant it shows your inability to use your strength and wisdom. Dreaming that you are chained predicts you will be victim of injustice.